95% of HR pros either review or plan to review candidate résumés, a percentage that has held steady since 2010.
The process of finding a job has changed in the digital age, and human resources managers and other hirers are using new tools to screen potential job candidates, according to recent research from SHL, which specializes in talent-measurement solutions. While résumés and other traditional means of candidate-employer interaction remain standard, many hiring managers want a more complete picture of their applicants. That could include job-fitness assessments to determine whether you fit in with the company culture—and maybe even probing your world view. So it's wise to make sure you've got your social media ducks in a row before you begin a job search. What you say on Twitter could haunt you. "Organizations are recognizing that their attraction and retention of top talent is what will propel them to the top," says David Leigh, CEO of SHL. "There is a tremendous opportunity for companies worldwide to put their people intelligence to work to create positive, profitable business outcomes." Nearly 500 HR professionals from 37 nations took part in the research. For more about the report, entitled the "Global Assessment Trends Report," click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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